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Olive ascolane (Ascoli Style Stuffed Olives)

In antipasti, Marche, snack by Frank34 Comments

Olive ascolane—with their soft and savory meat stuffing surrounded by a crisp, …

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Cipolline novelle con piselli (Spring Onions and Peas)

In contorno by Frank33 Comments

While many recipes for peas call for a bit of onion as a flavor …

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Ragù d’agnello e peperoni (Lamb and Red Pepper Ragù)

In Abruzzo, pasta, primi piatti by Frank39 Comments

One of my regrets from my years in Italy is that I …

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Fragole all’aceto balsamico (Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar)

In dessert, Emilia-Romagna by Frank40 Comments

As I’ve written about before, dessert in our house tends to be …

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Asparagi all’agro (Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil)

In antipasti, contorno by Frank18 Comments

Asparagus with Lemon and Olive oil, or asparagi all’agro, is one of …

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Agnello e piselli (Lamb and Peas)

In Campania, Puglia, secondi piatti by Frank17 Comments

I love second courses that combine meat and vegetable in a single …

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Ravioli nudi (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

In gnocchi, Lombardia, primi piatti, Toscana by Frank30 Comments

Ravioli nudi, or “nude ravioli”, also known as gnudi, malfatti, gnocchi verdi, or …

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Alici indorate e fritte (Fried Fresh Anchovies)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank16 Comments

When they think of anchovies, most people, at least here in the …

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Vellutata di cavolfiore (Cream of Cauliflower Soup)

In primi piatti, Soups by Frank27 Comments

Here’s a dish that’s perfect for a spur of the moment meal, …

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Uova alla fiorentina, Bugialli’s Original Eggs Florentine

In secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank21 Comments

Delicious as it may be, the dish known in most of the …

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Baccalà lesso (Boiled Salt Cod)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank21 Comments

Lent—la Quaresima in Italian—is the roughly six week period on the Catholic calendar between …

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Cicoria e fagioli (Chicory and Beans)

In Campania, contorno, piatti unici, primi piatti, Soups by Frank43 Comments

Chicory and Beans is one of those lean dishes that Angelina practically lived …

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Jeanne Caròla Francesconi: La Cucina Napoletana

In Campania, reference by Frank35 Comments

As I’ve written many times, Jeanne Caròla Francesconi (b. 1903, d. 1995) is …

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Impepata di cozze (Peppered Mussels)

In antipasti, Campania, secondi piatti by Frank20 Comments

Here’s a recipe that’s so simple you could call it a non-recipe: impepata di …

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Cacio e pepe, a Roman classic

In Lazio, pasta, primi piatti by Frank47 Comments

When you’re in a real hurry or just too tired to cook …

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Strudel di mele (Apple Strudel)

In Alto Adige, dessert, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto by Frank28 Comments

I first learned to make Strudel when I was living in Vienna, …

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Insalata di arance e finocchi (Orange and Fennel Salad)

In antipasti, contorno, Fall, Sicilia, Winter by Frank24 Comments

It might be the season, but coming right on the heels of …

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Salsicce all’uva (Sausages and Grapes)

In Fall, secondi piatti, Toscana, Umbria by Frank23 Comments

The use of fruits in savory dishes was once common place in …

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Peas and Eggs (Piselli cacio e uova)

In Campania, contorno, Italian-American, piatti unici, primi piatti, secondi piatti, Soups by Frank26 Comments

Columbus Day is right around the corner, and as regular readers know, …

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Fritto misto di mare

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank33 Comments

There’s a saying in Italian: fritte son bone anche le scarpe, meaning …

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Spaghetti alla colatura di alici

In Campania, pasta, primi piatti by Frank17 Comments

If you’ve ever had occasion to read the 4th century Roman cookbook De …

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Caponata napoletana

In antipasti, Campania, summer by Frank31 Comments

Italian cookery can be confusing. As we’ve talked about before, it’s highly …

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Homemade Limoncello

In beverage, Campania, summer by Frank28 Comments

Everyone likes limoncello. For me, just a sip brings back memories of summer and …

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Tomato Tonnato

In antipasti, secondi piatti, summer by Frank42 Comments

Vitello tonnato (Tunnied Veal) is one of my favorite summer dishes, but …

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Grigliata mista di carne (Mixed Grilled Meats)

In secondi piatti, summer by Frank29 Comments

Italians love to grill just like other folks, but the Italian approach …